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Football Dark Arts: : Every Crafty Trick in the Book from Time-Wasting Tactics to Devilish Deceptions

Published Date: February 17, 2020

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140 x 216mm


Football Dark Arts provides detailed knowledge about crafty, deceitful, and outrageous gamesmanship that will help you and your team win matches.

Within this book are 80 football tricks, traps, and tips. These “dark arts” help give ultra-competitive managers and street-smart players a competitive edge that will prevent their opponents from performing at their optimal level.

Masters of the dark arts know how to bend the rules, to deceive, to con, and ultimately to negatively affect their opponents. This book highlights the ugly, unpleasant, and unsporting aspects of the Beautiful Game.

Whether you are a player, coach, match official, fan, commentator, journalist, or club director, your best option is to read this book and understand the dark arts!

Author information

William Lai is a university lecturer, media columnist, and referee. He has refereed in England and Australia and is a qualified referee instructor and assessor. He teaches a popular undergraduate course, “Managing Football Clubs in a Globalized World,” to management students, writes editorials as “The Rational Ref” about football incidents on and off the pitch in Hong Kong’s top English-language newspaper, and officiates in Hong Kong’s Premier League. He loves to observe, play, officiate, and comment on the good, the bad, and the ugly sides of football. He lives in Hong Kong, China.

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RRP £9.95


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